Friday, November 5, 2010

95. Now You See It

My reading has slowed down big time because I am currently working two jobs and have been crazy busy. I am still subbing, but also got a job that I work from home 7 days a week that I absolutely love, so when I finally do get the time to read, I am exhausted. I have also been diagnosed with fibromyalgia recently, and the different medications I've been taking also make me tired. I hope to get some reading time in soon, though, as I really miss it. Now You See It is a book I picked out at the library and really wanted to like, but I just couldn't get excited about it. I give it a C+.

From Amazon:
David and Jessica have almost everything they could want: he is an accomplished journalist, she teaches at an elite private school, and they travel in a circle of alluring friends. Theirs is an enviable life -- until one night when David returns from a business trip. Jessica's wallet and keys are in their usual place, but she is gone. As months pass without her, David's certainty "that she is going to walk in that door tonight" slowly diminishes.
At the heart of this unnerving story is David's search for his wife -- which takes him far from his Manhattan neighborhood and deep inside himself.
At once heartbreaking and wry, Now You See It is a remarkable debut novel about the impossibility of fully knowing someone -- and what happens to the past when we have a second chance at the future. Now You See It presages a thrilling career for a fresh and gifted author.

I thought the book was a great idea, but I just couldn't get into it. There was a side story about David and a missing man in another country and while I understand the connection, I just thought it really didn't fit. I also felt that the ending was a bit unbelievable and all in all I was just disappointed. With my reading time being so limited right now, I was disappointed that I didn't get to enjoy a better book.

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